constanceclum

Through heck week

Blog Post created by constanceclum on Aug 12, 2019

And good riddance! All in all, I would say this has been a fairly easy quit compared to my past attempts. Acceptance is the answer. When you really reach that jumping off place, when you can feel yourself dying, when you know your only options are die soon or quit, the choice becomes quite easy.

 

I have stayed very busy. Not by choice, but I know it's helped. I'm ready for things to slow down as I'm starting to feel overwhelmed. When you have COPD, you spend a lot of time on self care. I spent the past couple of weeks helping my friend following her back surgery but, as it turned out, she helped me more that I helped her because it helped me quit smoking without too much pain. Now, the next couple of weeks are filled with Dr. appts, mammogram and getting this tooth pulled. I'm leaving on the 1st to spend a week with my son and daughter-in-law. They just found out she's pregnant so we're all excited about that.

 

I still have smoking thoughts, but I quickly focus on something else. I do not dwell on cigs. because it gives the nicodemon to much power. It's like I'll get in the car and I'll think it's time for a cigarette. I immediately think no, I don't do that anymore and focus on the song on the radio. That's the best advice I have-stay busy and keep focused on anything but smoking.

 

God bless,

 

Connie

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